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Seattle’s Ambitious Plan to Build a Food Forest for the City

foodfThe Beacon Food Forest currently covers 1.8 of its 7 intended acres.

Building a local food infrastructure has as much to do with strengthening community as it does with planning garden plots.

By Gwendolyn Elliott
Seattle Weekly
Mar 11 2014

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At the moment, BFF co-founder Glenn Herlihy and his group are celebrating a small victory. With his steering committee, he just signed a memorandum of agreement with Seattle P-Patch and SPU making the Beacon Food Forest—essentially an oversized community garden—an officially organized group, subject to the rules and responsibilities of a P-Patch.

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March 22, 2014   Comments Off on Seattle’s Ambitious Plan to Build a Food Forest for the City

Sacramento: Oak Park Urban Garden Looks To Sell Its Produce

“I found out the zoning for residential areas prohibits being able to grow food from your backyard and sell it unless you go to a farmer’s market.”

CBS Sacramento
March 15, 2014

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He created a 1000 square feet garden with everything from kale and beets, to lettuce and asparagus.

“Asparagus, I think, is the best crop for the home gardener … I can say we’ve saved thousands of thousands of dollars,” Chanowk said.

Now, his urban family farm is on a mission to offer healthy produce to a neighborhood filled with convenient stores and fast food restaurants.

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